guys just who used in previous times to ply about process of law of legislation, so named from their particular manner of making known their career, (/.. e., by a straw iu one of their shoes,) acknowledged by the name of "straw-shoes." An advocate or lawyer which wanted a convenient witness understood by these signs where you should speak to one, therefore the colloquy between the events ended up being brief. "right remember?" said the supporter; to which the ready answer ended up being, "to be certain i actually do." "Then come right into court and swear it." And straw- shoes moved into courtroom and swore. Athens abounded in straw-shoes. Quart. Rev. vol. 33, p. 344. .
Such command no more respect than men of straw or a lump of dirt.